Italy national team will be facing some of world’s top sides in the aftermath of the Euro 2016 finals, the Italian Football Federation has revealed.
The Azzurri have yet to find a replacement for head coach Antonio Conte, who will be leaving after the tournament in France, but they have now disclosed the schedule for the upcoming season.
The new Italy boss will have the opportunity to test his players in a serious of high-profile friendly games, as the Azzurri will play France, Germany and Netherlands from September 2016 to March 2017.
The Azzurri will face France on 1st September at 21:00 CET, just four days ahead of their opening 2018 World Cup qualifier vs Israel.
Italy are then scheduled to play World Cup holders Germany on 15th November at 20:45 CET, with the two sides already playing a friendly in March this year.
Last but not least, the Azzurri will test their skills against Netherlands at Amsterdam ArenA on 28th March 2017 at 20:45 CET, four days after the team plays Albania in a World Cup qualifier.
Italy national team are set to start their final preparations for the Euro 2016 finals, but they have already stayed without Claudio Marchisio, Marco Verratti and Mattia Perin, while Matteo Darmian is rated doubtful.